Muggers steal Bradenton woman's purse

MANATEE — A 63-year-old woman was robbed of her purse as she was returning home late Tuesday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The woman attempted to hold onto her purse and was dragged a short distance. Eventually, the two assailants were able to rip it away from her and fled, according to a news release.

The woman was not injured, according to the sheriff's office.

The robbery occurred in the 6000 block of Arlene Way, in Bayshore Gardens, about 10:35 p.m. Tuesday.